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Re: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen

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  • Josh Culling
    My wife recently bought a couple dozen steaks from these meat peddlers. They are delicious and affordable. I support their right to peddle meat in #Ward5. Josh
    Message 1 of 14 , May 31, 2012
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      My wife recently bought a couple dozen steaks from these meat peddlers. They are delicious and affordable.

      I support their right to peddle meat in #Ward5.

      Josh
      Pardon brevity - currently mobile.

      On May 31, 2012, at 3:31 PM, khenderson029@... wrote:

      > Good Afternoon:
      >
      > Individuals from Capital Meats continuously canvass my neighborhood attempting to sell meat from their truck. No one is buying from them and they become irritated when you ask them to show identification. The truck is often parked in the middle of the street and it does not have a phone number on the truck, though they do advertise accepting Visa, MasterCard and EBT. Because they refuse to show identification it is possible they are canvassing the community for some illegal purpose. We are not buying whatever they are selling and find their presence here suspicious.
      >
      > We would appreciate officers following up to ask them for their identification and license to peddle meat on the streets. If they cannot produce or refuse to produce their identification and license they should be directed to cease and desist with their meat peddling. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
      >
      > Kathy Henderson
      >
    • Alfred Nader
      Ms. Henderson, Thank you for bringing up this very serious topic. I ve purchased from them before and I highly recommend their chicken. I do NOT, however,
      Message 2 of 14 , May 31, 2012
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        Ms. Henderson,

        Thank you for bringing up this very serious topic.  I've purchased from them before and I highly recommend their chicken.  I do NOT, however, recommend their meat products.  Because of my dislike of their meat products, I have never tried their seafood. 

        They are actually selling their products out of a van, but it is completely covered in the company's logo. They do indeed take credit cards and cash.  Note that if you wish to haggle, they will lower their prices.

        I checked out this company online (www.capitalmeats.com) and they have been around for several years.

        So, other than their parking skills (I agree with you), they are "confirmed" meat sellers.

        Happy Shopping.

        Alfred



        Happy shopping.

        Alfred
      • Glenn White
        I have purchased excellent meat and seafood without an EBT card, Kathy! So far all is well! Thanks!
        Message 3 of 14 , May 31, 2012
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          I have purchased excellent meat and seafood without an EBT card, Kathy! So far all is well! Thanks!

          khenderson029@... wrote:

          >Good Afternoon:
          >
          >Individuals from Capital Meats continuously canvass my neighborhood
          >attempting to sell meat from their truck. No one is buying from them and they
          >become irritated when you ask them to show identification. The truck is often
          >parked in the middle of the street and it does not have a phone number on
          >the truck, though they do advertise accepting Visa, MasterCard and EBT.
          >Because they refuse to show identification it is possible they are canvassing
          >the community for some illegal purpose. We are not buying whatever they are
          >selling and find their presence here suspicious.
          >
          >We would appreciate officers following up to ask them for their
          >identification and license to peddle meat on the streets. If they cannot produce or
          >refuse to produce their identification and license they should be directed to
          > cease and desist with their meat peddling. Thank you for your attention to
          >this matter.
          >
          >Kathy Henderson
        • Solberg, Andrew (MPD)
          Mrs. McNamara, We re not trying to prevent hard-working folks from earning their living. We got a message from a concerned resident, and we d like to check it
          Message 4 of 14 , Jun 1, 2012
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            Mrs. McNamara,

             

            We’re not trying to prevent hard-working folks from earning their living.

             

            We got a message from a concerned resident, and we’d like to check it out, just like we do with all the concerns we get from residents.

             

            If the company’s legit, then they should welcome our inquiries.  We routinely stop in and check on businesses in our community, and they seem to appreciate the attention.

             

            Also, please be aware that 911 is the number people should use in every instance when they want to contact the police.

             

            If you get me some specific information about your burglary in September, I will make sure we work on it.  Please email me directly with that information and I will forward it to the detectives and ensure that we get you a follow-up report.

             

            Andy Solberg

             


            From: Sally McNamara [mailto: sallymc46@... ]
            Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 8:59 AM
            To: Solberg, Andrew (MPD)
            Cc: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com ; Joshua Culling
            Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen

             

            I find this absolutely astonishing. We were burgled in September and despite having 2 eye witnesses, DVD footage and a car license plate, we’ve heard nothing from the police. I have called, emailed and begged for help and heard exactly NOTHING.  

             

            However the police are asking people to call 911 on hardworking people who are just trying to earn a living! I thought 911 was to be used in case of emergencies – is a man selling very tasty and affordable steaks really a Trinidad emergency?

             

            Commander Solberg – can you please answer a very simple question for me: is “meat peddling” now taken more seriously than burglary in Trinidad ? Because that is clearly the implication.

             

            Many thanks,

             

            Mrs. Sally McNamara

             

            Ps. I don't wish to tell you how to do your job but this company has a website and a twitter handle. You can easily get a picture of the truck online. I don't think it takes a lot of police work to track them down since I have their leaflet on my fridge to call for my next round of delicious t-bones.

             

             

            From: "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...>
            Date: June 1, 2012 8:31:55 AM EDT
            To: "MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com" <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
            Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen
            Reply-To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com

             

            We’re eager to help, and it will be very helpful if residents call 911 when they see this truck.

             

            This truck was mentioned at a community meeting last night so we’re aware of it.  Can someone provide a description of the truck so our officers can be on the lookout for it?

             

            Andy Solberg

            Commander, 5D

             

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            From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of khenderson029@...
            Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:31 PM
            To: mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen

             

             

            Good Afternoon:

             

            Individuals from Capital Meats continuously canvass my neighborhood attempting to sell meat from their truck. No one is buying from them and they become irritated when you ask them to show identification. The truck is often parked in the middle of the street and it does not have a phone number on the truck, though they do advertise accepting Visa, MasterCard and EBT. Because they refuse to show identification it is possible they are canvassing the community for some illegal purpose. We are not buying whatever they are selling and find their presence here suspicious.

             

            We would appreciate officers following up to ask them for their identification and license to peddle meat on the streets. If they cannot produce or refuse to produce their identification and license they should be directed to cease and desist with their meat peddling. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

             

            Kathy Henderson




            --

             

            Sally McNamara

             

             

          • Matt Ashburn
            FYI, Washington City Paper covered Capital Meats years ago: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/34357/porterhouse-calls Long story short, the
            Message 5 of 14 , Jun 1, 2012
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              FYI, Washington City Paper covered Capital Meats years ago: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/34357/porterhouse-calls
               
              Long story short, the individual vendors don't bother to get vending licenses, and the compay disavows any liability for licensing because their products are sold by individual contractors who drive the vans.  I think enforcement tends to turn a blind eye, because they're still in operation.
               
              I cannot attest to the quality of their products as I've never purchased from them, but they seem to do enough business to keep them around for years so they must be doing something right.
               
              Matt


               
              On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 9:49 PM, Alfred Nader <naderalfred@...> wrote:
               

              Ms. Henderson,

              Thank you for bringing up this very serious topic.  I've purchased from them before and I highly recommend their chicken.  I do NOT, however, recommend their meat products.  Because of my dislike of their meat products, I have never tried their seafood. 

              They are actually selling their products out of a van, but it is completely covered in the company's logo. They do indeed take credit cards and cash.  Note that if you wish to haggle, they will lower their prices.

              I checked out this company online (www.capitalmeats.com) and they have been around for several years.

              So, other than their parking skills (I agree with you), they are "confirmed" meat sellers.

              Happy Shopping.

              Alfred



              Happy shopping.

              Alfred


            • Solberg, Andrew (MPD)
              Thanks for the update, Matt. Andy Solberg Download DC311 and Start Reporting Today! With the new DC311 free smartphone app,
              Message 6 of 14 , Jun 1, 2012
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                Thanks for the update, Matt.

                 

                Andy Solberg

                 

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                From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Matt Ashburn
                Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 12:51 PM
                To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Re: Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen

                 

                 

                FYI, Washington City Paper covered Capital Meats years ago: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/34357/porterhouse-calls

                 

                Long story short, the individual vendors don't bother to get vending licenses, and the compay disavows any liability for licensing because their products are sold by individual contractors who drive the vans.  I think enforcement tends to turn a blind eye, because they're still in operation.

                 

                I cannot attest to the quality of their products as I've never purchased from them, but they seem to do enough business to keep them around for years so they must be doing something right.

                 

                Matt



                 

                On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 9:49 PM, Alfred Nader <naderalfred@...> wrote:

                 

                Ms. Henderson,

                Thank you for bringing up this very serious topic.  I've purchased from them before and I highly recommend their chicken.  I do NOT, however, recommend their meat products.  Because of my dislike of their meat products, I have never tried their seafood. 

                They are actually selling their products out of a van, but it is completely covered in the company's logo. They do indeed take credit cards and cash.  Note that if you wish to haggle, they will lower their prices.

                I checked out this company online (www.capitalmeats.com) and they have been around for several years.

                So, other than their parking skills (I agree with you), they are "confirmed" meat sellers.

                Happy Shopping.

                Alfred



                Happy shopping.

                Alfred

                 

              • khenderson029@aol.com
                The van says Capital Meats and has brightly colored flames pictured on the exterior. There is a website address and no phone number. If this business is
                Message 7 of 14 , Jun 1, 2012
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                  The van says Capital Meats and has brightly colored flames pictured on the exterior. There is a website address and no phone number.

                  If this business is licensed then they should readily produce the license and proper identification upon request. I believe this is a reasonable request of anyone showing up on your doorstep to sell something. Too often dishonest people canvass a community only to come back later and commit burglaries or other fraudulent acts. I believe in erring on the side of caution. We have been burdened by criminals posing as Comcast and Pepco employees in the past, then stealing our property.

                  Finally, this company should develop a better marketing plan to identify their customer base. It appears that some have had a pleasant experience; however, they continue to canvass my neighborhood and we've told them we don't want their products.

                  Kathy Henderson
                  Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

                  From: "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...>
                  Sender: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:31:55 -0400
                  To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com<MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
                  ReplyTo: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen

                   

                  We’re eager to help, and it will be very helpful if residents call 911 when they see this truck.

                   

                  This truck was mentioned at a community meeting last night so we’re aware of it.  Can someone provide a description of the truck so our officers can be on the lookout for it?

                   

                  Andy Solberg

                  Commander, 5D

                   

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                  From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of khenderson029@...
                  Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:31 PM
                  To: mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen

                   

                   

                  Good Afternoon:

                   

                  Individuals from Capital Meats continuously canvass my neighborhood attempting to sell meat from their truck. No one is buying from them and they become irritated when you ask them to show identification. The truck is often parked in the middle of the street and it does not have a phone number on the truck, though they do advertise accepting Visa, MasterCard and EBT. Because they refuse to show identification it is possible they are canvassing the community for some illegal purpose. We are not buying whatever they are selling and find their presence here suspicious.

                   

                  We would appreciate officers following up to ask them for their identification and license to peddle meat on the streets. If they cannot produce or refuse to produce their identification and license they should be directed to cease and desist with their meat peddling. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

                   

                  Kathy Henderson

                • imgoph
                  With all due respect, who is the we that doesn t want their products here? Apparently they are selling their product in the neighborhood, or they wouldn t
                  Message 8 of 14 , Jun 2, 2012
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                    With all due respect, who is the "we" that doesn't want their products here? Apparently they are selling their product in the neighborhood, or they wouldn't waste their time there. While you personally may not like having them around, if what they're doing is legal, you don't have the right to tell them what to do or to speak for the thousands of people who live in your neighborhood.

                    Geoff

                    --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, khenderson029@... wrote:
                    >
                    > The van says Capital Meats and has brightly colored flames pictured on the exterior. There is a website address and no phone number.
                    >
                    > If this business is licensed then they should readily produce the license and proper identification upon request. I believe this is a reasonable request of anyone showing up on your doorstep to sell something. Too often dishonest people canvass a community only to come back later and commit burglaries or other fraudulent acts. I believe in erring on the side of caution. We have been burdened by criminals posing as Comcast and Pepco employees in the past, then stealing our property.
                    >
                    > Finally, this company should develop a better marketing plan to identify their customer base. It appears that some have had a pleasant experience; however, they continue to canvass my neighborhood and we've told them we don't want their products.
                    >
                    > Kathy Henderson
                    > Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®
                    >
                    > -----Original Message-----
                    > From: "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...>
                    > Sender: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                    > Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:31:55
                    > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com<MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
                    > Reply-To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                    > Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen
                    >
                    > We're eager to help, and it will be very helpful if residents call 911 when they see this truck.
                    >
                    > This truck was mentioned at a community meeting last night so we're aware of it. Can someone provide a description of the truck so our officers can be on the lookout for it?
                    >
                    > Andy Solberg
                    > Commander, 5D
                    >
                    > <http://www.sustainable.dc.gov>
                    > Download DC311 and Start Reporting Today!
                    > With the new DC311 free smartphone app, reporting an issue to 311 is now easier than ever.
                    > Currently available in the iTunes App Store and in the Android Marketplace.
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                    >
                    >
                    > ________________________________
                    > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of khenderson029@...
                    > Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:31 PM
                    > To: mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com
                    > Subject: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen
                    >
                    >
                    > Good Afternoon:
                    >
                    > Individuals from Capital Meats continuously canvass my neighborhood attempting to sell meat from their truck. No one is buying from them and they become irritated when you ask them to show identification. The truck is often parked in the middle of the street and it does not have a phone number on the truck, though they do advertise accepting Visa, MasterCard and EBT. Because they refuse to show identification it is possible they are canvassing the community for some illegal purpose. We are not buying whatever they are selling and find their presence here suspicious.
                    >
                    > We would appreciate officers following up to ask them for their identification and license to peddle meat on the streets. If they cannot produce or refuse to produce their identification and license they should be directed to cease and desist with their meat peddling. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
                    >
                    > Kathy Henderson
                    >
                  • Michael Bjornson
                    I like their meat and feel good about being able to haggle. It reminds me of the old days. Mike ... -- Mike I like their meat and feel good about being able
                    Message 9 of 14 , Jun 2, 2012
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                      I like their meat and feel good about being able to haggle.  It reminds me of the old days.
                       
                      Mike

                      On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM, <khenderson029@...> wrote:
                       

                      The van says Capital Meats and has brightly colored flames pictured on the exterior. There is a website address and no phone number.

                      If this business is licensed then they should readily produce the license and proper identification upon request. I believe this is a reasonable request of anyone showing up on your doorstep to sell something. Too often dishonest people canvass a community only to come back later and commit burglaries or other fraudulent acts. I believe in erring on the side of caution. We have been burdened by criminals posing as Comcast and Pepco employees in the past, then stealing our property.

                      Finally, this company should develop a better marketing plan to identify their customer base. It appears that some have had a pleasant experience; however, they continue to canvass my neighborhood and we've told them we don't want their products.

                      Kathy Henderson

                      Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

                      From: "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...>
                      Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:31:55 -0400
                      Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen

                       

                      We’re eager to help, and it will be very helpful if residents call 911 when they see this truck.

                       

                      This truck was mentioned at a community meeting last night so we’re aware of it.  Can someone provide a description of the truck so our officers can be on the lookout for it?

                       

                      Andy Solberg

                      Commander, 5D

                       

                      Download DC311 and Start Reporting Today!
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                      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of khenderson029@...
                      Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:31 PM
                      To: mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen

                       

                       

                      Good Afternoon:

                       

                      Individuals from Capital Meats continuously canvass my neighborhood attempting to sell meat from their truck. No one is buying from them and they become irritated when you ask them to show identification. The truck is often parked in the middle of the street and it does not have a phone number on the truck, though they do advertise accepting Visa, MasterCard and EBT. Because they refuse to show identification it is possible they are canvassing the community for some illegal purpose. We are not buying whatever they are selling and find their presence here suspicious.

                       

                      We would appreciate officers following up to ask them for their identification and license to peddle meat on the streets. If they cannot produce or refuse to produce their identification and license they should be directed to cease and desist with their meat peddling. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

                       

                      Kathy Henderson




                      --
                      Mike
                    • Wendy Lewis
                      I must agree Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. ... I must agree Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit;
                      Message 10 of 14 , Jun 2, 2012
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                        I must agree

                        Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.



                        On Jun 2, 2012, at 8:52 AM, "imgoph" <hatchard@...> wrote:

                         

                        With all due respect, who is the "we" that doesn't want their products here? Apparently they are selling their product in the neighborhood, or they wouldn't waste their time there. While you personally may not like having them around, if what they're doing is legal, you don't have the right to tell them what to do or to speak for the thousands of people who live in your neighborhood.

                        Geoff

                        --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, khenderson029@... wrote:
                        >
                        > The van says Capital Meats and has brightly colored flames pictured on the exterior. There is a website address and no phone number.
                        >
                        > If this business is licensed then they should readily produce the license and proper identification upon request. I believe this is a reasonable request of anyone showing up on your doorstep to sell something. Too often dishonest people canvass a community only to come back later and commit burglaries or other fraudulent acts. I believe in erring on the side of caution. We have been burdened by criminals posing as Comcast and Pepco employees in the past, then stealing our property.
                        >
                        > Finally, this company should develop a better marketing plan to identify their customer base. It appears that some have had a pleasant experience; however, they continue to canvass my neighborhood and we've told them we don't want their products.
                        >
                        > Kathy Henderson
                        > Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®
                        >
                        > -----Original Message-----
                        > From: "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...>
                        > Sender: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                        > Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:31:55
                        > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com<MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
                        > Reply-To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                        > Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen
                        >
                        > We're eager to help, and it will be very helpful if residents call 911 when they see this truck.
                        >
                        > This truck was mentioned at a community meeting last night so we're aware of it. Can someone provide a description of the truck so our officers can be on the lookout for it?
                        >
                        > Andy Solberg
                        > Commander, 5D
                        >
                        > <http://www.sustainable.dc.gov>
                        > Download DC311 and Start Reporting Today!
                        > With the new DC311 free smartphone app, reporting an issue to 311 is now easier than ever.
                        > Currently available in the iTunes App Store and in the Android Marketplace.
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                        >
                        >
                        > ________________________________
                        > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of khenderson029@...
                        > Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:31 PM
                        > To: mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com
                        > Subject: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen
                        >
                        >
                        > Good Afternoon:
                        >
                        > Individuals from Capital Meats continuously canvass my neighborhood attempting to sell meat from their truck. No one is buying from them and they become irritated when you ask them to show identification. The truck is often parked in the middle of the street and it does not have a phone number on the truck, though they do advertise accepting Visa, MasterCard and EBT. Because they refuse to show identification it is possible they are canvassing the community for some illegal purpose. We are not buying whatever they are selling and find their presence here suspicious.
                        >
                        > We would appreciate officers following up to ask them for their identification and license to peddle meat on the streets. If they cannot produce or refuse to produce their identification and license they should be directed to cease and desist with their meat peddling. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
                        >
                        > Kathy Henderson
                        >

                        =
                      • Alfred Nader
                        Perhaps this is a conversation better suited for another listserv. MPD have more important issues to worry about than people trying to make a living. ... the
                        Message 11 of 14 , Jun 2, 2012
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                          Perhaps this is a conversation better suited for another listserv.  MPD have more important issues to worry about than people trying to make a living.
                          On Friday, June 1, 2012,  <khenderson029@...> wrote:
                          >  
                          >
                          > The van says Capital Meats and has brightly colored flames pictured on the exterior. There is a website address and no phone number.
                          >
                          > If this business is licensed then they should readily produce the license and proper identification upon request. I believe this is a reasonable request of anyone showing up on your doorstep to sell something. Too often dishonest people canvass a community only to come back later and commit burglaries or other fraudulent acts. I believe in erring on the side of caution. We have been burdened by criminals posing as Comcast and Pepco employees in the past, then stealing our property.
                          >
                          > Finally, this company should develop a better marketing plan to identify their customer base. It appears that some have had a pleasant experience; however, they continue to canvass my neighborhood and we've told them we don't want their products.
                          >
                          > Kathy Henderson
                          >
                          > Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®
                          > ________________________________
                          > From: "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...>
                          > Sender: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                          > Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:31:55 -0400
                          > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com<MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
                          > ReplyTo: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                          > Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen
                          >  
                          >
                          > We’re eager to help, and it will be very helpful if residents call 911 when they see this truck.
                          >
                          >  
                          >
                          > This truck was mentioned at a community meeting last night so we’re aware of it.  Can someone provide a description of the truck so our officers can be on the lookout for it?
                          >
                          >  
                          >
                          > Andy Solberg
                          >
                          > Commander, 5D
                          >
                          >  
                          >
                          > Download DC311 and Start Reporting Today!
                          > With the new DC311 free smartphone app, reporting an issue to 311 is now easier than ever.
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                          >
                          >  
                          >
                          > ________________________________
                          >
                          > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of khenderson029@...
                          > Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:31 PM
                          > To: mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com
                          > Subject: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen
                          >
                          >  
                          >
                          >  
                          >
                          > Good Afternoon:
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                          > Individuals from Capital Meats continuously canvass my neighborhood attempting to sell meat from their truck. No one is buying from them and they become irritated when you ask them to show identification. The truck is often parked in the middle of the street and it does not have a phone number on the truck, though they do advertise accepting Visa, MasterCard and EBT. Because they refuse to show identification it is possible they are canvassing the community for some illegal purpose. We are not buying whatever they are selling and find their presence here suspicious.
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                        • khenderson029@aol.com
                          Drug dealers claim they are trying to make a living. People selling stolen merchandise claim they are trying to make a living. Nuisance meat peddlers that
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                            Drug dealers claim they are trying to make a living. People selling stolen merchandise claim they are trying to make a living. Nuisance meat peddlers that refuse to display a license for vending or identification are indeed a public safety concern. A few years ago we had an ice cream truck operator selling drugs from the truck.

                            This is a public forum for public safety concerns. My neighbors share this public safety concern. Championing the cause of questionable vendors is appropriate for another forum. The meat peddlers are in the same category as the North Carolina vendors selling their sofas on the sidewalk a few years ago. I am certain neighbors on Prospect Street, Kalmia Road or Unicorn Lane are not burdened by meat peddlers, sidewalk sofa sellers and the like. Neighbors in my community are more vigilant about reporting disorderly practices to our law enforcement partners and my community is better for that vigilance. We like our neighborhood quiet, clean, orderly and without questionable peddlers knocking on our doors.

                            Kathy Henderson
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                            From: Alfred Nader <naderalfred@...>
                            Sender: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                            Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 15:24:27 -0400
                            To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com<MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
                            ReplyTo: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen

                             

                            Perhaps this is a conversation better suited for another listserv.  MPD have more important issues to worry about than people trying to make a living.

                            On Friday, June 1, 2012,  <khenderson029@...> wrote:
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                            > The van says Capital Meats and has brightly colored flames pictured on the exterior. There is a website address and no phone number.
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                            > If this business is licensed then they should readily produce the license and proper identification upon request. I believe this is a reasonable request of anyone showing up on your doorstep to sell something. Too often dishonest people canvass a community only to come back later and commit burglaries or other fraudulent acts. I believe in erring on the side of caution. We have been burdened by criminals posing as Comcast and Pepco employees in the past, then stealing our property.
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                            > Finally, this company should develop a better marketing plan to identify their customer base. It appears that some have had a pleasant experience; however, they continue to canvass my neighborhood and we've told them we don't want their products.
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                            > Kathy Henderson
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                            > From: "Solberg, Andrew (MPD)" <Andrew.Solberg@...>
                            > Sender: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
                            > Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:31:55 -0400
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                            > Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Continuous Canvassing by Alleged Meat Salesmen
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                            > We’re eager to help, and it will be very helpful if residents call 911 when they see this truck.
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                            > This truck was mentioned at a community meeting last night so we’re aware of it.  Can someone provide a description of the truck so our officers can be on the lookout for it?
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                            > Andy Solberg
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                            > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of khenderson029@...
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                            > Individuals from Capital Meats continuously canvass my neighborhood attempting to sell meat from their truck. No one is buying from them and they become irritated when you ask them to show identification. The truck is often parked in the middle of the street and it does not have a phone number on the truck, though they do advertise accepting Visa, MasterCard and EBT. Because they refuse to show identification it is possible they are canvassing the community for some illegal purpose. We are not buying whatever they are selling and find their presence here suspicious.
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